Hello, Peter from the Watch source here! Whilst it is still me writing and making all the newly released blogs and videos, we came across this blog post written in 2016 by a previous writer 'Ash from the watch source'! And once we'd read it we simply had to share it! While some of the … Continue reading A look back: Top 16 Dive Watches In 2016
Tag Heuer, among the die-hard watch snobs, are often rather unloved. Which is strange, considering they have nearing 160 years in the watch industry, originating as Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG in 1860 That's 8 years longer than IWC, 24 years older than Breitling and 55 years older than Rolex! The company Heuer later being bought out … Continue reading Tag Heuer Carrera Caliber 5 Day Date (war201a.ba0723): Hands on review and unboxing.
Chronographs seem fairly simple. Press a button and it starts the 'stopwatch', press it again, it stops, press another button it resets. Repeat. Sounds simple right? Well for most, it is! But for some, the intricacies of the chronograph, its specific function and the structure of the mechanism is very important. And chances are if … Continue reading A guide to all things chronograph!
A brief read today and another comparative blog post, today comparing the varying thicknesses of watches! From our hands down thickest watch right down to our most slimline piece in stock here at The Watch Source Preowned! 19mm - Oris ProDiver Chronograph 51mm 01 774 7727 7154 We'll begin with the must chunky piece in … Continue reading Thickest, thinner, thinnest! With the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grand Ultra Thin, Breitling Superocean 42 & Oris ProDiver Chronograph.
Now onto the second part of our digital encyclopaedia of case and movement finishes! In Part I, we went through the simpler world of case finishes, if you haven't read that first we'd recommend it as it will set you up nicely for the much more complex series of movement finishes! Part I can be … Continue reading Movement finishes: Part II
There's a lot of tricky terminology when it comes to watches. These can be quite confusing, especially when you're new in the watch game! And one that comes up particularly frequently is the word 'finish'. The finish is the manufacturing process where the surface texture of a metal is manipulated to give it an attractive … Continue reading Case finishes: Part I
Today we have with us two unique watches from the German manufacturer NOMOS Glashütte (we'll emit the umlaut from here on in for simplicity). The Tangente 38 and Ahoi Datum 40.3mm NOMOS have not been around for too long but despite this have left their mark already on the watchmaking industry with their minimalist design, … Continue reading Zwei NOMOS! NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 & Ahoi Datum 40.3mm: hands on review and unboxing.
It's our 50th blog post! and to celebrate we have some really cool watches out! Let's start by stating the obvious. Some watches are expensive, and some aren't! This is the sad truth for all high end watch enthusiasts as the most desirable pieces are often the most expensive! Take the current Rolex market and … Continue reading Three watches: same functions, over £14,000 price difference! Why?
In Part I of our TWS history lesson we explored the tumultuous past of Horology in Germany, if you haven't read that and you would like to, jump back to last week's blog post by clicking here. Up to date...? Good! SWITZERLAND: While we began the history of German watchmaking with the fact the first portable … Continue reading SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART II, SWITZERLAND
Throughout watchmaking, you will see two countries popping up. Switzerland, and Germany. The most prestigious watch brands around historically were based in either of these two countries. such as A. Lange and Söhne in Glashütte Germany and Rolex in Geneva Switzerland as perfect examples. but the history of these key horological locations is completely different … Continue reading SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART I, GERMANY.